I have to hand it to Beck in one regard:
Every once and a while, just when I think I've heard it all from him, and his act is tired and he's pushed things as far as they can possibly be pushed, he always manages to surprise me and push them just a little farther.
Pardon the relatively brief and to the point diary but I feel like this stuff speaks for itself
Warning---offensive slavery denial from Beck appears below the fold as well as very graphic images to remind people about the real history of race relations in this nation that Beck is glassing over.
For those without the ability to listen here is a trasncript (H/T to ontheleftcoast):
Glenn: Tonight you will see that... I'll show you clippings from the newspaper of the war heroes as they were buried with full honors from the Revolutionary War, where they were getting full benefits. I will show you, I held in my hand the, umm, uh, the statement on, uh, benefits from George Washington. It was the last thing he did as the general and it was this, these are our benefits for the troops there was no delineation between white and black. It was white/black it didn't matter. If you fought there was nothing like that from our founders. And when you see the newspaper clippings of African Americans who fought heroically and received full military honors and were buried at such and such. You see, I'm going to give you a piece of a sermon that was preached at the first real megachurch, it was a white and black megachurch. The preacher at one point wanted to separate and say, "Heh, let's just do a black church". The congregation of this church, both white and black, said, "Why? Why would we separate ourselves?" The things that have happened in this country, where it really started to go wrong, was in the lead up to the civil war. And it became politicized, and it was all about slavery. Before then we were moving on the right track, you'll learn things tonight you've never, ever learned before and you'll ask yourself, "Why?"
Yeah you see the real problem with slavery was not that it was inhumane, no it was that it became a "politicized" issue that made everyone forget about the real "progress" that we had been making prior to the civil war.